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Division of Health & Behavior Section for Health Equity

Section for Health Equity

The vision of NYU Langone’s Section for Health Equity, part of the Division of Health and Behavior, is to promote health equity for racial and ethnic minorities and other underserved populations. We do this by conducting research on the effectiveness of various strategies to reduce health disparities, such as community health worker programs. We also provide education and training for health professionals doing health equity work and help to develop policy that promotes health equity and encourages participatory action.

In working with our local and national community partners, we disseminate research findings, culturally adapted health information, networking opportunities, and events through digital and in-person channels. Additionally, we cosponsor the annual Health Equity Symposium with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Office of Diversity Affairs each fall.

Our faculty conduct many of our innovative research and education programs in conjunction with the NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health and the NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center.

Guiding Principles of the Section for Health Equity

The section is guided by a multiprong framework that integrates the following principles:

  • applying a social determinants of health approach
  • conducting research guided by multisectoral coalitions
  • engaging communities through community-based ethnic coalitions and panethnic advisory groups
  • performing disaggregated data collection to better represent diverse populations
  • building human and social capital to highlight community strengths
  • fostering clinical practice and community linkages and access to care
  • strengthening organizational and community-based infrastructures through capacity-building activities
We follow an integrative framework for population health equity.
We follow an integrative framework for population health equity.

As presented in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, this graphic describes concepts and parallel approaches targeting social and structural determinants of health that underpin our integrative population health equity framework.

Contact Us

For more information about the Section for Health Equity, please contact Rebecca Lee, MPA, program manager, at or 646-501-3493.

Faculty Leadership and Staff

Our team are experts in promoting health equity.

Community Engagement and Education

We develop community-based partnerships and service projects.

NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center

We translate and adapt clinical interventions for ethnically diverse communities.

NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health

Our focus is on reducing health disparities in Asian American populations.

Our Research

We conduct health disparities research in five key areas across two centers.

Our Shared Resources

We disseminate community health research, education, and news.